Monday 25 November 2013

My Favourite Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Cooked crust without toppings
Pizza was one of the foods I missed the most when I went gluten free. I no longer miss pizza thanks to this great crust recipe. It has a great consistency and tastes like the real thing. For those not familiar with gluten free baking, this will not have the same consistency as a regular dough while you are making it, but trust me it will cook out just like a regular crust.
This recipe was found in a gluten free cookbook I borrowed from the library.

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese (or combo of both)
1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/4 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the shredded cheese in a food processor and pulse until granular.
Pour cheese into a large bowl and add almond meal, flour, flaxseed, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder and salt; mix to combine.
Add the water, olive oil and eggs and mix well.
Pour the mixture on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and top with another sheet of parchment paper.
Press the dough down and shape into a 14 to 15 inch round trying to maintain the same thickness throughout. (You can do this with your hands or a rolling pin).
Carefully remove the top layer of parchment paper and place the pizza crust in the preheated oven.
Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven.
Top the cooked crust with your favourite sauce, cheese and toppings and cook for another ten minutes.
Broil for another 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese starts to bubble.
Place on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes before slicing into the pizza.

Cooked with toppings
Cooked and Sliced

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